AP U.S. History Notes

Freqently Asked Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple Choice Questions on the following topics frequently appear on the “real” exam.  Be sure to understand the concepts behind the terms.

  1. Puritan motive (build a city on a hill, i.e. provide a model)
  2. Motive of those settling Virginia (seek profit)
  3. 1st Great Awakening (Ivy League colleges founded by New Lights)
  4. Deism
  5. Albany Congress, 1754 (Franklin, first attempt to unite colonies – failed)
  6. Legal rights of women (Colonial Era)
  7. Stamp Act / Stamp Congress
  8. Slavery in pre-independence times
  9. Indentured servants (all the rage prior to slavery)
  10. Proclamation of 1763
  11. Articles of Confederation
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  13. Bill of Rights (1st 10 Amendments to Constitution, protecting individual liberties, and giving states the powers not directly given to the feds)
  14. Attitude of founding fathers towards political parties (Jeff “We’re all feds, we’re all reps)
  15. Hamilton’s economic plans
  16. Shay’s Rebellion
  17. XYZ Affair
  18. Marbury .v. Madison
  19. Louisiana Purchase – why ? control mouth of Mississippi
  20. Hartford Convention (federal law null & void ??)
  21. Eli Whitney (interchangeable parts to rifle, cotton gin)
  22. Henry Clay’s “American System” (high tariffs, BUS, federal funding of internal improvements)
  23. Monroe Doctrine
  24. Andrew Jackson (Indian removal, veto Congress, opposes nullification, opposes BUS, supports Westward expansion)
  25. Trail of Tears
  26. Nullification, John C. Calhoun, Tariff of Abominations (1828)
  27. Transcendentalists
  28. Ralph Waldo Emerson (stressed individuality, self-reliance)
  29. Wm Lloyd Garrison, “The Liberator” – abolitionist
  30. Harriet Tubman – Underground Railway
  31. Dred Scott .v. Sanford, 1857 (slave is not a citizen, slave is property, Missouri Compromise is dead)
  32. Popular Sovereignty
  33. Kansas-Nebraska Act
  34. Douglas’s Freeport Doctrine (popular sovereignty can exclude slavery anywhere)
  35. Primary cause of Civil War (maintain the union)
  36. Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 – gave North the moral high ground, calculated to win support of Britain & France)
  37. Radical Reconstruction
  38. Compromise of 1877 (ends Reconstruction in South)
  39. Knights of Labor
  40. Dawes Act, 1887 (assimilate Indians into mainstream America = kill tribal identity)
  41. Social Gospel
  42. Populists – farmers’ party, wanted “free silver”
  43. Yellow Press (Hearst, Pulitzer – called for war with Spain.  “Remember the ‘Maine’”)
  44. “New Immigration” – from SE Europe, after Civil War (Gilded Age)
  45. Open Door Policy (open access to China for Am investment)
  46. Du Bois & Booker T. Washington
  47. Muckrakers (Sinclair Lewis, Mother Jones)
  48. Germany’s unrestricted submarine warfare (main reason for US joining WWI)
  49. Wilson’s 14 Points (Article X).  Wilson lost vote in Senate ‘cos he wouldn’t compromise on wording.  Senate didn’t want US totally tied to L of N charter)
  50. Bonus Army, 1932 (give us our bonus, now)
  51. 100 Day Congress, New Deal
  52. Civilian Conservation Corps
  53. Cuban Missile Crisis
  54. Brown .v. Board of Education (overturned old Plessy .v. Ferguson)
  55. Sputnik, 1957 ~ arms & space race, & education receives greater emphasis in US
  56. Sit-Ins, 1960, Greensboro, NC (seeking integration of public facilities)
  57. Civil Rights Acts 1960, 1964
  58. Malcolm “X”
  59. Gulf of Tonkin Incident (& Resolution – gave LBJ a free hand to escalate Vietnam War)
  60. Watergate
  61. Tet Offensive, 1968
  62. Camp David Accords (Carter, Begin & Sadat, peace in Middle East)

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